The return of “Roseanne” was a smash hit last night. The ABC comedy scored 18 million viewers and blew everything else on TV away.
“Roseanne” was such a hit that it lifted all the other ABC shows on last night’s schedule. You can just imagine hearing Roseanne Barr cackling in the background.
“Roseanne” handed CBS a rare loss for the night– “NCIS” and “Bull” pulled in 10 to 11 million viewers, which is usually a blockbuster combo.
Will “Roseanne” continue at that level? Probably not. But it was quite a grand slam home run for a show that hasn’t been on the air for 20 years.